by Dan Campion
“Electrons are extremely round.”—Live Science
They might have been shaped like a pear
Or Aphrodite’s derrière
Or like a pharoah’s pyramid
Or slick night-crawling annelid.
They could have been shaped like a book
Or like a Dalí chess-set rook
Or like a bobble-headed doll
Or like your cocker spaniel.
Our sages, though, once more astound:
Electrons are extremely round.